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2438963 - Update stuck in "Started" status at SM13


  • In transaction SM13 there are updates with status "Started" for a long time without any progress.

    Image 1. Example of transaction SM13 output with status "Started".

  • You see free update (UPD) work process at the server responsible to execute the update (update server).

    Image 2. Checking work process table (SM50).

    The update server information could be collected from Update Header, follow steps below:
    1. Select an update entry at SM13;
    2. Open update header by clicking on "Top Hat" icon or press Crtl+Shift+F6;
    3. Check update server name.
  • Transaction SM12 has locks assign to SM13 stuck updates.



  • SAP NetWeaver release independent.


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